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February 26, 2014

Egypt Sentences 26 to Death for Alleged Suez Terror Plot

by VOA News

An Egyptian court has sentenced 26 people to death for allegedly plotting to attack ships passing through the Suez Canal.

The court issued the sentence Wednesday after trying the defendants in absentia.

Prosecutors said the suspects formed a terrorist group to carry out the attacks.

The canal in northeastern Egypt connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.